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‘Tis the season for Fa-La-La-La LOTS of Holiday Hoopla in Howard County MERRYLAND!

With a chill in the air and frost on your windshield, it’s time to plan for a winter weekend getaway in nearby Howard County, just 20 minutes from the Baltimore or Washington DC beltways. These sure-to-please events will help you beat the winter and beltway blues. Enjoy a stress-free holiday season featuring family style feasts with all the fixins, local artisan crafts, ol’ fashioned shoppes, train gardens and much more! Discover it all here.

Enchanted Forest Turns 60 Art & History Exhibit

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Enjoy beautiful new plein air works by accomplished artists that depict the Enchanted Forest amusement park as it is today at Clark’s Elioak Farm. Reminisce over a curated collection of artifacts and original documents from The Howard County Historical Society. Exhibit runs in the Howard County Welcome Center through January 31, 2016. Learn more.

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Welcome Centers in Ellicott City & Savage Mill

WC Bench 2Stop in our Welcome Centers to get local insights and recommendations from our Tourism Team. Take a break in the lounge area, discover new area attractions, learn history from informational panels, and grab brochures for the best lodging, shopping, dining and sight-seeing.

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Visitors & Residents Guide Available

The award-winning Official guide to Shopping, Dining, Lodging, Sight-seeing, Living and Discovering Howard County, Where Maryland Comes Together!

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